Hacksaw Ridge

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, War | Running Time:  131 min.
Release Date: November 4, 2016
DVD/BluRay/Digital: February 21, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.54
based on 310 votes and 109 reviews
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Cast: Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Andrew Garfield, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Richard Roxburgh, Matt Nable, Ryan Corr

Inspiration: Desmond Thomas Doss

Synopsis

During WWII, American Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield) was an Army medic who refused to bear arms. In Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWll, Desmond somehow single-handedly evacuated 75 men from behind enemy lines without firing or even carrying a gun.

He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, and also became the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. He was presented with the award by President Harry Truman.

In addition to the brutal Okinawa battle, Desmond demonstrated bravery, compassion and heroism during attacks in Guam and the Philippines.

Director: Mel Gibson
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Bruce Davey, David Permut, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, William D. Johnson, Tyler Thompson
Screenplay: Andrew Knight, Robert Schenkkan, Randall Wallace
Official Site: http://HacksawRidge.movie

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  • 5 stars "Beautiful, simply beautiful!"
  • 5 stars "Another incredible WWII story with an excellent cast. The story of Pfc. Doss is nothing short of miraculous. A man true to his virtues who won't let his own countrymen and commanding officers stop him from doing, what he believes, is the right thing. True to his beliefs and true to his fellow countrymen, Doss believed that all life is sacred. He even sacrificed his own life to save a couple wounded Japanese soldiers. Enjoy the Hollywood rendition of this amazing story but I encourage everyone to read about this amazing man to decipher what was real and what was fiction. The world would be a much better place if we were all like Pfc. Desmond Doss."
  • 5 stars "Amazing movie."